Multifunctionality in maize production systems in the Mixteca Alta region of Oaxaca Multifunctionality in corn production systems in the mixteca alta region Oaxaca


Uriel Marcos-Rivera
Eduardo Valdés-Velarde
Luis A. Tarango-Arámbula
Julio C. Buendía-Espinoza


Intercropped milpa, MIAF system, multifunctional agriculture


Objective: To infer the role of multifunctionality in the milpa systems of the Mixteca Alta region of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The methodological framework of the Multifunctionality Index of Agricultural Production Systems (IMSPA) was used, applying semi-structured interviews to producers.

Results: The multifunctionality level of each evaluated systems was determined and the Milpa Intercropped with Fruit Trees (MIAF) showed the greatest multifunctionality and potential attributes for local development.

Study Limitations/Implications: The resistance among producers to make changes in their plots usually leads to a refusal to participate and to mistrust this type of research.

Findings/Conclusions: It is necessary to follow up on multifunctionality evaluations, since some systems are at a point where their functions can advance or regress.

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